What's more odd is that, even after the show took off and had a budget, no one ever thought to replace the opening sequence with something un-terrible and that did not suggest "eh, we're gonna get canceled, anyway, so don't kill yourself working on this."
To remind yourself of how that intro went, click here.
These are out of order, because I don't care, but help me out... Of all the mysteries of X-Files, the imagery of the intro leaves the biggest question marks of all. Let's solve some outstanding X-Files. Y'all tell me exactly what is going on in one or more of these images from the X-Files opening.
X-File 1: The Stretchy Face Guy
Clearly tortured mentally and physically, each week this guy's face was being distorted by the finest in 1990's era digital manipulation software for an underpowered desktop PC. But what was he experiencing? Was this a literal event or how we were feeling as an audience with our minds totally blown by UFOs?